Fast Facts

  • Workshop Date & Time: 2 July 2024, 13:30 KST
  • Application Deadline: 1 March 2024
  • Acceptance Notification Date: 15 March 2024
  • Point of Contact: Stephanie Wang,

Who is This Event For?

Are you working on a paper about equity, equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in international business (IB)? Could you use some help developing it? WAIB is here for you! Please submit to WAIB’s 2nd annual Paper Coaching Workshop at AIB 2024. IB researchers are increasingly focusing on EDI research topics, but much of this research is still at an earlier stage of development. The ultimate goal of this session is to develop strong EDI research within IB, improving this area of research for the future.

What Counts as EDI Research Within IB?

Papers can address any aspect of EDI, including but not exclusively related to gender. These aspects encompass a wide range of factors, including but not limited to race, disability, age, sexual orientation, cultural diversity, language barriers, socioeconomic disparities, religious practices, and regional differences in the context of international business and multinational firms, taking into account the nuances and variations between home and host countries.

How Will This Workshop be Structured?

The session will be structured to provide extensive feedback to authors whose papers have been accepted. Groups of 2-3 authors (with substantively related papers) will be paired with coaches, whereby each individual paper will receive detailed feedback for revision and improvement. The main focus will be on how to improve the papers discussed, so as to increase the probability of acceptance by an IB journal. Furthermore, a panel session led by prominent scholars will share general experience in conducting research on EDI topics and tips on publishing the papers in journals.

How Can I Make a Submission to this Workshop?

Please submit your extended abstract (max. 5 pages, single-spaced; tables/figures/references are excluded for the page limits) by 1 March 2024 using our online submission form. Accepted authors will be notified by 15 March and asked to confirm their ability to attend the workshop in Seoul, South Korea as well as their current WAIB membership status. Workshop participants will also be asked to submit their full papers by 1 June 2024.

Please address any questions to Stephanie Wang (, Director of Research of WAIB, Indiana University.

Are There Additional Opportunities Available Through This Workshop?

WAIB is delighted to announce a collaborative initiative with the Asia Pacific Journal of Management (APJM) in addition to the regular paper coaching session. If you’re planning to submit to their special issue on “Theorizing gender in management studies: An Asia-Pacific Perspective”, this paper coaching session could help! Please mention that you’re planning to submit to APJM and we will try to pair you with one of the special issue editors.